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June 20, 2015

I think that the thing that no one saw coming is the class awareness of the global elite

For all of human history, the rich and powerful were tied to their country of origin by blood, language and tradition.
The rootless cosmopolitan was a fringe character, never to be trusted. The new elite are different in that they are much more like the rootless cosmopolitan, with infinitely more money and, consequently, power. The consequences are becoming apparent to many grassroots Republicans. They rallied to give the GOP majorities in both houses only to see the GOP embrace the Obama agenda with an enthusiasm of a fanatic. If you trundled out to vote in 2010 and 2014 and you don’t feel like a fool right now, you’re not paying attention. Just wait until the court rules against ObamaCare and the GOP rushes a fix through both houses. Maybe then you’ll see. Wall Street Versus Americans | The Z Blog

Posted by gerardvanderleun at June 20, 2015 7:29 PM. This is an entry on the sideblog of American Digest: Check it out.

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I have a grand plan that will save taxpayers time and money and allow illegals to participate in the electoral process:
Dissolve both the Democrat and Republican parties;
Allow open seating in Congress, wherever they like, we're all one big family now;
Provide the illusion of competition by designing a game show game like Jeopardy or Wheel of Fortune. "Come on down Mr. Jones, you just won Secretary of Defense" and televise it so the proles can feel involved;
Terms of service no longer apply, let them change jobs when they feel like it, shuffle 'em up.
A Congressional position can be inherited by one's kid or given over to any other relative. "Here, hold the wheel for a couple years, I want to travel on my new yacht.

Posted by: chasmatic [TypeKey Profile Page] at June 20, 2015 2:46 PM

The votists are incapable of coming to terms with the fact that they have failed so they keep doing the same stupid thing over and over hoping to get their way at some point in the future. There's a name for this specific mental malady but it eludes me at the moment, something like stockholm syndrome or cognitive disonance or something. I'll remember it 5 seconds after I hit the Post button.

The mental condition of people that vote is such that they shouldn't be allowed to vote at all.

Posted by: ghostsniper [TypeKey Profile Page] at June 20, 2015 3:31 PM

Just wait until the court rules against ObamaCare and the GOP rushes a fix through both houses. Maybe then you’ll see.

Maybe. Some people just don't get it.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor [TypeKey Profile Page] at June 21, 2015 8:25 AM

I keep asking my cousin, who I discuss politics with, and who is conservative and republican, to please show me the difference between the democrats and the republicans (mainstream republicans)on anything but window-dressing issues for the rubes.

Last week, we had Paul Ryan saying that if we wanted to find out what is in the trade treaty, we need to pass enabling Obama to circumvent congress. Much like Pelosi's famous utterance about passing Obamacare to find out what's in it.

Now we have Karl Rove actually saying that we need to repeal the second ammendment.

Posted by: Tim P [TypeKey Profile Page] at June 21, 2015 3:07 PM

Correct link here

Posted by: Tim P [TypeKey Profile Page] at June 21, 2015 3:11 PM

Indeed, I do feel like a fool. Like Charley Brown taking another run at Lucy's football I played sucker to the "gotta stop Obama" fear, held my nose, and voted straight-ticket Republican. This, after almost a lifetime of voting Libertarian.

They got me. Never again, and I mean it this time.

Here are two things I heard this week:
1. On Hillary Clinton: "Men have done enough damage, maybe it is time to give a woman a try."
2. On Donald Trump: "He's like Ross Perot, a vote for him is a vote for Hillary."

I don't need the complexities of either comment explained to me.

At the moment I'm making recurring donations to Ted Cruz. If this race turns out to be a Jeb vs. Hillary competition I am voting for Hillary.

Posted by: Clinton [TypeKey Profile Page] at June 22, 2015 12:28 PM

Some people, many actually (but less and less each cycle), just seem to be incapable of *getting it*, as evidenced in clintons admission above.

Why is it so hard for some people to understand that when they choose a tyrant to rule over them that is exactly what he will do?

With the abundance of FREE resources available now a days it is not possible for anyone to blame/claim ignorance for their retarded actions that potentially negatively affect every entity on the entire planet.

They are willing and complicit accomplices and will be held accountable at a future date yet to be determined but looming right in front of you.

Make your peace and ready for the consequences of your behavior.

Posted by: ghostsniper [TypeKey Profile Page] at June 22, 2015 2:58 PM

Here's a guy who saw the light

If you dig enough, his piece on how Mao Tse Tung was an adjunct of Yale in China is fascinating.

Posted by: bilejones [TypeKey Profile Page] at June 22, 2015 8:52 PM

For anyone waiting and watching the electoral process dog & pony show:

It's over. You missed it. Now you should do like the rest of us: listen for the sounds of choppers, armor treads, and jackboots kicking in doors.

Low profile; Lay low, Fido; Avoid crowds.

Energetic materials and initiating devices are your friends.

Posted by: chasmatic [TypeKey Profile Page] at June 22, 2015 11:17 PM

An interesting passage by Eric Hoffer, one of my favorite authors, from his "The Ordeal of Change", written in the late 50's or very early 60's, but sounding prescient about the events unfolding today.

"...heresy is a by-product of exuberance and ebullience. It is by exaggerating, over fulfilling, and reaching out for extremes that heresy breaks away from the parent body. There is apparently no surer way of turning a thing into its opposite than by exaggerating it. Professor Klausner said of Jesus that 'by over fulfilling Judaism he caused his disciples to make of it "non-Judaism," and it is by "over fulfilling" Capitalism that the Communists make of it non-capitalism.

Ever since capitalism came into its own we have caught glimpses of the capitalists' dream of omnipotence. It is a dream of total non-interference - of a "Company State" - rather than a company within a state. Some capitalists tried to realize this dream in distant colonies where they were unrestrained by the mores and traditions of their homeland. But only the communist regime succeeds in in making the wildest capitalist dream come true right in the home country. A monolithic company --The Communist Party--takes possession of the whole country. It not only owns every acre of land, every building, factory, etc., but has absolute dominion over the bodies and souls of every man, woman, and child. The aim of the 'super-capitalist' company is to turn the captive population into skilled mechanics and so shape their souls that they would toil from sunup to sundown, thankful to be alive and blessing their exploiters."

Fast forward to today. The multi-national 'big money' is consolidating their stranglehold, here at home and abroad. In Hoffer's time, communism was ascendent and looked like it was the new position. But it was too repressive and stifled any real growth or innovation. The Chinese improved on the Russian model, and allowed the economy a greater degree of freedom, but it is America, or should I say what is in store for America that will perfect it and usher in the new dark ages. Freedom like we knew it will be a thing of the past. Frightened pigs like Rove just want to insure their place on the bus when it leaves the station. So too with the establishment republicans.

Historically free societies are a brief glitch. Repression is the default position.

Posted by: Tim P [TypeKey Profile Page] at June 23, 2015 8:58 PM

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